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Richard Kennedy
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Mars Rover Limited Edition Print -- Wanted to Buy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Aug 17.

Wanted to Buy -- National Geographic Magazine November 2016 -- Newsstand/Store Copy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Kennedy Jul 10.

Wanted to BUY -- National Geographic Kids Magazine
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Kennedy Jun 16.

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Richard Kennedy replied to Paul DeArmond's discussion My Father in Law's NG collection
"Please send me a list of the VHS tapes together with their condition (e.g., are they still shrink wrapped?). Thank you. natgeo(at)whovian(dot)name"
Richard Kennedy replied to Bruce Whitney's discussion Inherited complete set 1888-2000
"What unbound original issues do you have from Volumes 1-6?"
Nov 4
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Mars Rover Limited Edition Print -- Wanted to Buy
"Irreplaceable - very sorry to hear this. Good luck in search one down. Mel"
Aug 17
Richard Kennedy posted a discussion

Mars Rover Limited Edition Print -- Wanted to Buy

I purchased a limited edition (#334/410) National Geographic print of the Mars Rover Opportunity. It was shipped to me via Federal Express (FedEx). FedEx damaged the package in transit and in violation of their internal procedures it was thrown away.The text immediately below the image reads “A MARTIAN SUNSET CATCHES THE ROVER OPPORTUNITY NEAR THE RIM OF ENDURANCE CRATER, WHICH HOLDS A RECORD OF THE PLANET’S WATERY PAST - ART BY MAAS DIGITAL; NASA/JPL; CORNELL UNIVERSITY- @ 2005 NATIONAL…See More
Aug 17
Richard Kennedy and Marvin S. Arburola are now friends
Jul 13
Tina Forget replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Wanted to BUY -- National Geographic News or School Bulletins
"Thank you.  Please continue to educate me when you see my mistakes.  It is greatly appreciated."
Jul 12
Richard Kennedy replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Wanted to BUY -- National Geographic News or School Bulletins
"Tina, All National Geographic collectors were beginners at one point in time so making mistakes is nothing of which to be ashamed. Richard"
Jul 10
Richard Kennedy replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Wanted to Buy -- National Geographic Magazine November 2016 -- Newsstand/Store Copy
"Tom, Thanks! I needed it to to update my Mars TV series promotion kit. Richard"
Jul 10

Profile Information

Normandy Park, WA
Why do you wish to join this community?
To connect with other National Geographic collectors.
About Me:
I've been a life member of the Society for over 45 years and a member of its Grosvenor Council for over 20 years. My wife and I reestablished the Washington Geographic Alliance in 1996 to further geography education in grades K-12 in Washington State.

In 2018, I became the Washington State Competitions Coordinator for the GeoBee and the GeoChallenge.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
I collect them all.
Favorite travel destination:
NGS HQ, where else?

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:46pm on October 31, 2007, Karen Huffman said…
Hi, Richard, thank you for joining our new social network. We would appreciate any feedback and look forward to collaborating with you more! I've integrated some dynamic content from our NGM online site (left sidebar) and a virtual tour of our current Crittercam exhibit (center). I hope you enjoy these resources! Karen Huffman, Manager, Knowledge Initiatives, Libraries & Information Services and colleague of Cathy Hunter, NG Archivist.
At 3:58pm on September 8, 2015, Deborah Trimmer said…
Hi, Richard. Nice to meet someone in Pacific NW. I do have items to part with, you can email me at
At 6:59am on June 2, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…


I sign the portuguese magazine, so I believe if the number is still available I can easly buy it for you. this is totaly independent of any other thing we can do together. it is easy and not a problem to me to help you. I will only charge what they charge me for the magazine and of corse shipping cost with out any handling cost.

for my side I need 11 numbers from 1900 till 1910 all for the year 1900, 1903 and 1904. do you any for sale or know who have?

best regards


At 12:13pm on June 2, 2016, Suzanne Kaluti said…

How exactly could I help you?

At 7:00am on June 30, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…

Good morning,

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope. Since many years I sign the magazine in portuguese, and every time I travel for some months, when I return if some magazine is not in great condition I call to the editor and ask them to send me a new one. 

Because of that I always new that they had old magazine for sale and was easy to resolve the problem. 

t happens one year ag they dicided to destroy all the old magazines they used to have and with out saying anything to any one.

I called them and there is no more magazines from the date you asked. 

I tried to see in palces where they sell old magazines and nathing. Not in the condition you and i collect.

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope.

Best regards


At 10:21pm on November 15, 2018, Delia said…

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your message earlier this month. I'd love to do a short phone or email interview with you about your collecting of National Geographics. May I send you an email to tell you about the assignment in a little more detail? Thanks very much!

At 12:30pm on November 16, 2018, Richard Kennedy said…

My email is

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